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A lightning strike shortly after 6 p.m. on Saturday caused a three-alarm fire that did an estimated $250,000 to the three-family house at 9 Alban St., the Boston Fire Department reports. The lightning hit the third floor balcony and the fire quickly... Read more
WBZ and WCVB report a fight that pitted one man against several others on the platform Saturday afternoon ended when somebody in the group pulled out a gun and shot the man to death. Several suspects were then spotted running into a nearby house, the... Read more
A Hyde Park construction firm must pay Dorchester’s First Baptist Church over $288,000 in damages after a Suffolk Superior Court jury issued a verdict in the church’s favor this week. The owners of the church, located at the corner of Adams St. and... Read more
Mothers Walk for Peace 2011: About 600 people marched down Dorchester Ave. in vanguard of the pledge walk. Photo by Ed Forry There have been many stories written about the loss of our son, Steven, who was killed on October 4, 2007 at the age of 13 as he... Read more
Photo by Boston Fire Department. A fire that began at 15 Woolson St. sometime before 6 a.m. Friday jumped to the neighboring 19 Woolson St. and went to three alarms before it was put out, the Boston Fire Department reports. Working smoke detectors... Read more
$70 million to boost industry, housing is goal of local-based coalition. A coalition of local development organizations and community groups is seeking to pour up to $70 million into Grove Hall’s Quincy Street neighborhood as part of an effort over the... Read more
The faculty of Dorchester’s Neighborhood House Charter School celebrate their Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) award. Dorchester’s Boston Collegiate Charter School also won the award. Photo courtesy Dominic Slowey Two Dorchester charter... Read more
Milton High’s crew team eyes use, raises $18k The current canoe launch at Neponset park. Reporter file photo Department of Conservation and Recreation officials may be heading back to the drawing board on improvements to a Neponset dock after facing... Read more
He believed his former running mate, Sam Yoon, is trapped in a Hyde Park basement. He thought about keying the car of a top adviser to Mayor Thomas Menino. And he was apparently a big fan of “The Hunger Games,” a series of young adult books. Those were... Read more
The Little Miss Dorchester and Young Miss Dorchester contests for 2011 will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. at the Columbia Rd. campus of Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy. All girls entering the Little Miss Dorchester contest must be residents of... Read more
For small business owners in the Mattapan community, knowing how to do things like sign a lease, hire employees or become a corporation might not come as a second nature. With this in mind, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Economic Justice Project... Read more
Volunteers from Rebuilding Boston Together take a picture break from work at First Parish Church. Tom Burke photo On Saturday, April 30th, First Parish Church on Meetinghouse Hill was one of nine neighborhood sites that were targeted as part of... Read more
The Boston Public Library’s nonprofit foundation has tapped a Berklee College of Music vice president to add some fund-raising muscle as the city’s cash-strapped library system struggles with budget cuts and faces the prospect of closing the Copley Square... Read more
This week Dot residents are sharing their talents in music, theater and graphics with the whole city.  Young String Players About 60 violin students from the Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will join the Boston Classical Orchestra for the BCO’s 6th... Read more
The New England Women’s Leadership Awards (NEWLA) will be held next Thursday evening at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston. The 19th annual awards dinner benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester and has become the signature event of the year for... Read more
Intramural & All-Star Soccer Program Week number two of the 4-team co-ed Intramural Soccer program was held with two games played this past Friday. In the opener Celtic F.C. needed two late goals to defeat F.C. Barcelona 4-2. Andelino Cardoso (3 goals... Read more
One of the great springtime festivals in the history of Boston sport as well as a personal favorite unfolded in the merry month of May of 1974 when both the Bruins and Celtics were marching toward championships in their respective disciplines, stride for... Read more
Common Ground: Common Ground’s location at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and Richmond Street. Ed Forry photoWhen Common Ground, the unique café and restaurant in Lower Mills, closed its doors two months ago, customers and fellow merchants were not too... Read more
Suspects, captured before stabbing on MBTA camera. Three Dorchester teens were scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on charges they beat and stabbed a teen on Tremont Street near Boston Common on Friday afternoon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's... Read more
Neighbors in Adams Corner teamed up to help clean the village yesterday as part of the citywide Boston Shines project, which enlisted them help of hundreds of residents and merchants over a two-day effort. Above, volunteers joined State Rep. Linda Dorcena... Read more

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